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(Yahoo)   Ultra-orthodox Israelis are selling special glasses that blur vision so men won't accidentially see an immodestly dressed woman on the street. Well, it beats stoning the women as harlots, I suppose   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 224
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2012-08-08 01:00:03 PM
I respect those individuals deciding to temper their thoughts and actions and not blame others who make their own choices. Good on the orthodox men who don't blame the women for the thoughts in their heads.
 
2012-08-08 01:00:23 PM

Tatsuma: gwowen: Interestingly, glasses that prevent you seeing anything you don't agree with is exactly what Tatsuma uses to peruse the news.

The two online newspapers I checked today were Haaretz and BBC. I rarely read things that go my way, its just boring.

Otherwise, why would I still be on Fark?


Masochism?
 
2012-08-08 01:00:49 PM
What's the source on this? Is it the same one that claimed a Jewish court sentenced a dog to death by stoning?
 
2012-08-08 01:01:16 PM

Rufus Lee King: This is going to play pure hell with the army.

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These hairy nitwits don't serve in the army... or do anything else but be burdens on their society.

/hopefully they don't drive.
 
2012-08-08 01:01:43 PM

CygnusDarius: What, don't wanna see this?

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Men who want to avoid confronting the sad reality that while they may look upon such beauty, they may never possess it.

Temptation = torture or at least avoidable sin in the form of lust, envy, etc. You avoid the latter by avoiding the former.

/not the way I roll, but I understand it
 
2012-08-08 01:02:03 PM

DrewCurtisJr: What's the source on this? Is it the same one that claimed a Jewish court sentenced a dog to death by stoning?


Yeah pretty much. I live here and I have never heard of that.
 
2012-08-08 01:02:28 PM

Tatsuma: The OU, the Agudath Israel, Shas, as well as so many major Rabbis have all issued statements condemning this. Many times, multiple times, usually anytime such an incident flares up. What more can they do?


Not much, I suppose. I sympathize - every time some Christian lunatic advocates beating effeminate boys or Fred Phelps and his clan of inbred morons pickets a funeral, the press picks up the sensational story and there's not much the mainstream Christians can do to get a story in the press that the vast majority of us don't condone that shiat.
 
2012-08-08 01:03:34 PM

Tatsuma: The people who do this (the self-appointed modesty squad) are merely a bunch of thugs, without any supervision whatsoever, who terrorize their own population in Chareidi neighborhoods.


It seems like they've advanced to terrorizing themselves.

It's an encouraging development.
 
2012-08-08 01:05:10 PM

Valiente: Silly Jesus: [www.paklinks.com image 461x401]

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I sincerely thought that was a casting call for the next live-action Dr. Seuss movie.

Now I realize it's how the Saudi drown their surplus women under the cover of sport.



Those whores would be beaten for showing their face in Saudi.
 
2012-08-08 01:05:51 PM
master_dman:

In Islam, they rape, THEN stone them to death as harlots.

Given that Islam is a spin-off from Judaism they probably got that from them too. Jews in Arab/Muslim countries used to be much more like the majority populations: it was Jews in Christian Europe who decided they wanted to be White and assimilated accordingly. I'll bet "harlots" were commonly stoned and perhaps raped in Russian shtletls right up till the 20th century; note that a lot of these "ultra-Orthodox" Israelis come from the Tsarist domains by way of New York and New Jersey, where they were not exposed to the civilizing effects of Stalinism. ("In Soviet Union we put them in gulag, then rape and stone them.")

Perhaps the next Ellis Island Experience should weed out people who believe in anything "supernatural." (Astrology is as "scientific" as Creationism, dammit.)

Anyway, regarding the body and its presentation, for a culture to be considered civilized attractive post-pubescents of both sexes should be persuaded to go around nude or nearly so, while everybody else (such as ugly fat old guys like me) should be made to wear burkas. It should probably be permissible for lovelies to choose covering, but us uglies who dress revealingly ought to be stoned; and rape or unsolicited groping should be severely punished, but there ought to be street-side Wank Shelters where people can go to look out without being seen (like a public peep show).
 
2012-08-08 01:06:22 PM
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2012-08-08 01:06:26 PM

space_cadet_28: Historically where are ultra-orthodox jews from? This didnt exist in Poland.


For some bizarre reason the men dress as mid nineteenth century Hungarian petit bourgeois. I very much doubt that Moses wore a Homburg hat.
 
2012-08-08 01:08:01 PM

Tatsuma: We do care, but we are a very very decentralized religion. We don't have a Sanhedrin. We don't have a King. Heck, we don't even have a spokesman we could all agree on. We are an incredibly splintered community, how could we ever put out our message our, when we can't even agree on what the details are?

You heard of two jews, three opinions, right? It makes this mess look good.


How do you reconcile that statement with this one:
"Only when Reform came to the scene in Germany in the mid 1850s that the name 'Orthodoxy' developed, not on our own but applied to us by Jews who rejected to follow Torah as it had always been followed."

It seems that Judaism rarely has sufficient internal agreement for there to be an "as it had always been followed."
 
2012-08-08 01:08:10 PM
God is way ahead of you, Bubula.

Why do you think that the People of the Book are so myopic? God knows that they should be reading the Torah instead of oggling the shiksas, so he makes them near-sighted, pawky, awkward, and ugly.

This is God's way of saying, cobbler, stick to thy last, to the intelligent, the cunning, and the bookish. God gives jocks perfect eyesight so they can run fast without tripping over nerds. The blond hair is just a warning sign. It says "WARNING! Ass in gear, brain in park."

Mr. Magoo is a perfect gentleman. He's so gallant that he has plenty of good manners and consideration left over for bears, lions, mailboxes, lamp posts, tree stumps, etc., all things that he frequently mistakes for The Ladies, Bless 'Em! He is the perfect illustration of Divine Providence in action. He is blind and therefore fearless and indestructible.

God knows that his Chosen People (and his Frozen People, and all good religious people, in fact) can not keep it in their pants without his assistance. Blindness is his way of saying, mind your business!

The devout should stay in Church (or Synagogue, or Mosque, or Temple) and leave the gaudy showiness of Nature to us heathens and atheists and people of science who have some business rooting around in the foundations of reality.

Nonetheless, being a book worm, I am extremely myopic, but I don't need to frost my glasses to keep me from looking. I have dandruff and fingerprints for that. And you can trust me not to go awooga! and steam from the ears just because a naked cyclist rolls by. I have learned not to walk into lamp posts by reading while walking. I am trained to avoid trouble almost as well as Mr. Magoo is designed to create it without noticing the chaos that follows him everywhere.
 
2012-08-08 01:09:59 PM
Keep farking that gefilte fish.
 
2012-08-08 01:11:00 PM

Silly Jesus: Is there anything that can make you more retarded than religion?


Religious extremists. They're wacky.
 
2012-08-08 01:11:02 PM

The One True TheDavid: Given that Islam is a spin-off from Judaism they probably got that from them too.


Except we don't do that, so thanks for the bigotry. I mean, what on earth would we have done in this thread without you telling us that obviously, them orthodox jews rape and stone women to death because you think so.

Thank you so much. Truly.
 
2012-08-08 01:11:58 PM

indylaw: Tatsuma:

The OU, the Agudath Israel, Shas, as well as so many major Rabbis have all issued statements condemning this. Many times, multiple times, usually anytime such an incident flares up. What more can they do?

Not much, I suppose. I sympathize - every time some Christian lunatic advocates beating effeminate boys or Fred Phelps and his clan of inbred morons pickets a funeral, the press picks up the sensational story and there's not much the mainstream Christians can do to get a story in the press that the vast majority of us don't condone that shiat.


So form anti-fundy militias and police your own ranks. You know, "Jesus says 'LOVE THE SINNER!'" thud thud thud

Those who can't control themselves invite others to control them. I'm not saying I'd go very far towards creating death camps for non-atheists, but I doubt I'd protest them very hard.
 
2012-08-08 01:12:21 PM

This text is now purple: How do you reconcile that statement with this one:


This is the very same situation: We absolutely agree on the core, and vehemently on some details.

When reform sprung up in Germany, it was about a rejection of the core beliefs, not that they had opinions that were acceptable within the system.
 
2012-08-08 01:12:46 PM
Fark really needs its own religion. Cant be any dumber than anything else out there.
 
2012-08-08 01:13:38 PM

The One True TheDavid: I'm not saying I'd go very far towards creating death camps for non-atheists, but I doubt I'd protest them very hard.


.... if you people are serious, a lot of people here are unfit to be part of society and should be on meds.

For fark's sake.
 
2012-08-08 01:14:43 PM
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2012-08-08 01:15:56 PM
Harrison Bergeron unavailable for comment.

/too obscure?
 
2012-08-08 01:26:20 PM
These glasses are likely to force them to need real glasses... so if they want blurry vision, they just take off their glasses.

I've got to find the study that found that the eyeball grows longer when it sees an out-of-focus image.

What probably happens is that babies are born with eyeballs which are too small. As the look at the blurry world, their eyeballs grow longer until everything is in focus. That's fine... until something goes wrong with an eye and things are out of focus.. the eyeball continues growing, making the problem worse. So once you need glasses, you indeed will probably always need glasses.

These out-of-focus glasses will probably give them permanently bad vision. Mission accomplished.
 
2012-08-08 01:29:16 PM

The One True TheDavid: So form anti-fundy militias and police your own ranks. You know, "Jesus says 'LOVE THE SINNER!'" thud thud thud

Those who can't control themselves invite others to control them. I'm not saying I'd go very far towards creating death camps for non-atheists, but I doubt I'd protest them very hard


You might fancy yourself to be like George Carlin, but the difference is that he was clever.
 
2012-08-08 01:29:35 PM

Prank Call of Cthulhu: What about the word "god"? If you read "god" in a book, would the glasses remove the "o" and replace it with a "-" so you wouldn't get dragged off to hell or whatever the fark is supposed to happen that makes twerpy people write "g-d" all the time?


Honestly, I don't think these are the type of people who would read a book that hasn't already been pre-approved for them.
 
2012-08-08 01:30:38 PM
Reminds me of those lawsuit filing asshats who get offended every time they see a cross or something similar in public places.
 
2012-08-08 01:34:32 PM
The blind leading the blind... now with special eyewear!
 
2012-08-08 01:35:23 PM

SkunkWerks: [media.tumblr.com image 185x136]


Came for the Joo Janta 200 Super-Chromatic Peril Sensitive Sunglasses, left satisfied that Poe's Law has been satisfied, 32 years later.
 
2012-08-08 01:36:39 PM

NightOwl2255: theorellior: JackieRabbit: Silly Jesus: Is there anything that can make you more retarded than religion?

A. Orthodox religion

Ultra-Orthodox religion.

Double secret Ultra-Orthodox religion.


The first rule of double secret Ultra-Orthodox religion is, uh, don't forget your Joo Janta 200 Super-Chromatic Peril Sensitive Sunglasses, apparently.
 
2012-08-08 01:39:42 PM
It's funny. A lot of religions consider gods word as perfect. That's why they get so upset when people abandon the word of god found in their religious texts.
Personally, I'd kick gods ass if he were business man. Most of his creations are total f*ck ups. He makes a bad product, with zero recall notice and no factory warranty. To reiterate, gods a sh*tty business man.

There's something seriously messed up with any man or woman who doesn't think the human body IS something that should be looked at.
 
2012-08-08 01:41:46 PM
How is it possible that the human race, in general, is getting more intelligent and knowledgeable but some religious people are getting even crazier?
 
2012-08-08 01:42:46 PM

hdhale: CygnusDarius: What, don't wanna see this?

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Men who want to avoid confronting the sad reality that while they may look upon such beauty, they may never possess it.

Temptation = torture or at least avoidable sin in the form of lust, envy, etc. You avoid the latter by avoiding the former.

/not the way I roll, but I understand it


Ahhh, Pygmalion.
 
2012-08-08 01:43:25 PM

jst3p: How is it possible that the human race, in general, is getting more intelligent and knowledgeable but some religious people are getting even crazier?


Ever seen what a cornered animal does when further threatened?
 
2012-08-08 01:49:18 PM

Akustical: glad to see it only took one post to redirect this to a discussion about islam


All Abrahamic religions are equally at fault here. As is Buddhism, for that matter. All four of them have branches with some seriously farked-up ideas about women. And all four of them also have plenty of followers who do NOT have seriously farked-up ideas about women.

/Thai Theravada, I'm looking at you.
 
2012-08-08 01:52:02 PM

master_dman: In Islam, they rape, THEN stone them to death as harlots.


That is the good thing about Christianity. They are too busy molesting little boys to worry about the immodestly dressed females.

Wow, being dickish is incredibly easy it seems.
 
2012-08-08 01:52:19 PM
If they want to do it to themselves, more power to them.
 
2012-08-08 01:54:06 PM

yanoosh: I agree, gouge their eyes out with a dull spoon


But why a spoon, cousin?
 
2012-08-08 01:56:02 PM

ciberido: NightOwl2255: theorellior: JackieRabbit: Silly Jesus: Is there anything that can make you more retarded than religion?

A. Orthodox religion

Ultra-Orthodox religion.

Double secret Ultra-Orthodox religion.

The first rule of double secret Ultra-Orthodox religion is, uh, don't forget your Joo Janta 200 Super-Chromatic Peril Sensitive Sunglasses, apparently.


Oddly enough, there's plenty of other HHGTTG references to be had here, like these guys:

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2012-08-08 01:56:33 PM

JackieRabbit: Silly Jesus: Is there anything that can make you more retarded than religion?

A. Orthodox religion


Then they are ALL "orthodox".
 
2012-08-08 01:56:45 PM
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2012-08-08 01:57:39 PM

Tatsuma: so thanks for the bigotry.


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2012-08-08 01:57:57 PM
Y'all should read The Year of Living Biblically.

Written by an agnostic who was raised Jewish and spends a year trying to live the Bible as literally as possible (he doesn't stone any gays or adulterers or pluck his eye out), it actually gives you some respect for the Bible and will change the way you look at things. Assuming you're not a hard-core dickweed on either the religious or atheist side of the spectrum. Good book.
 
2012-08-08 01:59:17 PM

CygnusDarius: What, don't wanna see this?


Only through Ultra-orthodox JewVision Glasses*.

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*Also available in Evangelical ChristianVision.
 
2012-08-08 02:00:12 PM

xynix: liam76: Good for them. If you really think you need to follow your backwards beliefs, fine, but the burden shoudl be entirely on you.

Exactly! I see nothing at all wrong with this.. Muslims should take note: Keep your stupidity to yourself.

Also what some Israeli girls might look like without stupid glasses:

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DAMN! I would turn that evry iwhich way but loose!!
P.S. Any man who doesn't wanna see naked women is gay!
 
2012-08-08 02:01:23 PM
This reminded me that I had a weird dream about Mr. Magoo last night. I think it was prophetic and that I'm a psychic.
 
2012-08-08 02:01:53 PM

PsyLord: I can't believe we are living in the 21 century.


For some, it's the 58th century, or the 14th. Doesn't matter, eternity's forever.
 
2012-08-08 02:04:11 PM

monoski: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 753x994]

Here is a nice Jewish girl who needs a blurrin


Finally, a territory I could feel good about occupying.
 
2012-08-08 02:07:16 PM

arethereanybeernamesleft: Y'all should read The Year of Living Biblically.

Written by an agnostic who was raised Jewish and spends a year trying to live the Bible as literally as possible (he doesn't stone any gays or adulterers or pluck his eye out), it actually gives you some respect for the Bible and will change the way you look at things. Assuming you're not a hard-core dickweed on either the religious or atheist side of the spectrum. Good book.


So he lives the bible literally, except he doesn't... got it...
 
2012-08-08 02:13:50 PM

orbister: space_cadet_28: Historically where are ultra-orthodox jews from? This didnt exist in Poland.

For some bizarre reason the men dress as mid nineteenth century Hungarian petit bourgeois. I very much doubt that Moses wore a Homburg hat.


Wouldn't fit over his horns, now, would it?

henrygraf.files.wordpress.com

Just another example of how "the unalterable word of God" got Babelfished into more stupidity than was perhaps originally intended.
 
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